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Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Application Forms and Information

Forms needed to apply for funding under ERIG, instructions, and information about eligibility.

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)


Are Applications Currently Being Accepted?

The TCEQ is accepting applications for funding under the ERIG program from eligible applicants in the Austin; Beaumont-Port Arthur; Corpus Christi; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria; San Antonio; Tyler-Longview; and Victoria Areas.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2014.

Complete details concerning this application period are contained in the Request for Grant Applications (RGFA).

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ERIG Workshops

Please plan to attend a workshop to learn about program requirements and the application process. All workshops are free and no registration is required.

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What Projects Are Eligible for a Grant?

For complete information on the types of projects and expenses that may be eligible for a grant, refer to the latest Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) and the Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (PDF). General information about eligible applicants, eligible counties, and the types of projects that may be funded is provided below.

Eligible Applicants. Any person (i.e., individual, corporation, organization, governmental agency, business or any other legal entity) who operates or plans to operate on-road heavy-duty vehicles, non-road equipment, or stationary engines primarily in one or more of the nonattainment areas or other eligible counties of the state is potentially eligible for a grant. For infrastructure projects, persons owning or operating the infrastructure in an eligible county may also be eligible for funding.

For particular funding periods, the TCEQ may limit eligibility to certain types of applicants and/or to certain counties. In some cases, the TCEQ may also allow a person other than the owner or operator of the vehicle or equipment to apply for and receive a grant, as long as the grant-funded project supports activities that meet these guidelines and will help to achieve the goals of the TERP.

Eligible Counties. The counties in which projects may be eligible for funding include the state’s air quality nonattainment areas and other affected counties.

NOTE: The current RFGA is only open to applicants operating in the Austin; Beaumont-Port Arthur; Corpus Christi; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria; San Antonio; Tyler-Longview; and Victoria Areas. Only applicants operating in the following counties are eligible to apply during this RFGA:

Bastrop Bexar Brazoria Caldwell Chambers
Collin Comal Dallas Denton Ellis
Fort Bend Galveston Gregg Guadalupe Hardin
Harris Harrison Hays Hood Jefferson
Johnson Kaufman Liberty Montgomery Nueces
Orange Parker Rockwall Rusk San Patricio
Smith Tarrant Travis Upshur Victoria
Waller Williamson Wilson Wise  

The TCEQ may limit funding under a grant application period to eligible projects in certain counties. Be sure to read the RFGA before applying for a grant.

Map of ERIG Eligible Counties

Image of TERP Map

Eligible Projects. Projects eligible for funding under this program are intended to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions in eligible counties. Vehicles and equipment used primarily for competition or recreational purposes are not eligible for funding under any of the project categories. The TCEQ may more narrowly define or limit the types of eligible activities for a particular funding period. The types of projects that may be eligible for funding include:


    • On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles (8,501 lbs. or more)
      • Purchase or lease
      • Replacement
      • Repower
      • Retrofit or add-on of emission-reduction technology


    • Non-Road Equipment (25 hp or greater)
      • Purchase or lease
      • Replacement
      • Repower
      • Retrofit or add-on of emission-reduction technology


    • Marine Vessels
      • Purchase or lease
      • Replacement
      • Repower
      • Retrofit or add-on of emission-reduction technology


    • Locomotives
      • Purchase or lease
      • Replacement
      • Repower
      • Retrofit or add-on of emission-reduction technology


    • Stationary Equipment
      • Purchase or lease
      • Replacement
      • Repower
      • Retrofit or add-on of emission-reduction technology


    • Refueling Infrastructure (for qualifying fuel)


    • On-Site Electrification and Idle Reduction Infrastructure


    • On-Vehicle Electrification and Idle Reduction Infrastructure


    • Rail Relocation and Improvement
    List of on-road heavy-duty vehicles
    On-road example image
    Off-road example image

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    How Do I Apply for a Grant?

    Applicants for funding should first review the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) and the Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (PDF) issued by the TCEQ, prior to downloading and completing the application forms.

    Once you determine the types of activities that you wish to include in your application, download and use the forms applicable to those types of activities. Follow these steps:

    • Step 1: Download copies of the Guidelines and the RFGA, or call the TCEQ directly at 800-919-TERP (8377) to obtain copies of these documents.
    • Step 2: Review the Guidelines and RFGA to determine if your project is eligible for funding. If needed, contact the TCEQ’s TERP staff to discuss your proposed project.
    • Step 3: Download or obtain copies of the Application Forms applicable to the type of activities you want to include in your project. Note that you do not need to download all of the application forms listed; you should only use those forms that apply to your project.
    • Step 4: We have also made available a Technical Supplement containing the emission factors and calculations that will be used by the TCEQ to determine the emission reductions and cost per ton of your project.
    • Step 5: Follow the instructions for completing and submitting the application forms.

    You should submit two signed original copies to:

    Regular Mail:

    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Air Quality Division
    MC-204
    Implementation Grants Section (TERP Grants)
    P.O. Box 13087
    Austin, TX 78711-3087

    Express Mail:

    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Air Quality Division
    MC-204
    Implementation Grants Section (TERP Grants)
    12100 Park 35 Circle
    Building F
    Austin, TX 78753

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    Application Forms and Related Information

    The following documents are provided to assist you in applying for a grant. The Application Forms, TERP Guidelines, Technical Supplements, and Calculators are available for download from the tables below.

    • Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (PDF).
    • Technical Supplements. These documents contain the emission standards, emission factors, and calculation methodologies that will be used by the TCEQ to determine the NOX emission reductions and cost per ton of the project. It is not required that you have completed these calculations in order to apply for a grant. Refer to the Grant Application Forms Table below to download only the applicable chapters.
    • Calculators - Emission Reduction and Cost-Effectiveness.
      The calculators are in a Microsoft Excel format and will help you calculate your NOX emissions. You can select a calculator for On-Road miles, On-Road gallons, or Non-Road hours. The calculator can be used from one to 20 activities and each hyperlink represents one activity.
    • Instructions:
      Step 1: Download the appropriate calculator for your activity and save to your computer.
      Step 2: Open the calculator.
      Step 3: On summary worksheet click on blue hyperlink (note: this will be worded Worksheet OR-1 (1) or Worksheet OR-2 (1) or Worksheet NR-1 (1)). This link will take you to the first worksheet.
      Step 4: Enter in the Activity Information.
      Step 5: Enter in the Baseline Engine Information.
      Step 6: Enter in the Reduced Emission Engine Information.

      If you have only one activity then disregard the remaining worksheets. However if you have more than one activity use the next worksheet and repeat steps 3 through 7.


    ERIG Application Forms:

    Grant Application Forms.
    All applications must include a completed Project Application Form TCEQ-10430. Complete and attach Supplemental Activity Application Forms for the types of activities included in your project. Your application may include one or several supplemental forms.

    Form PDF Excel
    Addendum No. 2 Update PDF N/A
    Addendum No. 1 PDF N/A
    Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) PDF N/A
    Project Application
    (TCEQ-10430)
    PDF
    Excel
    New Purchase or Lease of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
    (TCEQ-10430a)
    PDF
    Excel
    Replacement of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
    (TCEQ-10430b)
    PDF
    Excel
    Repower of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
    (TCEQ-10430c)
    PDF
    Excel
    Retrofits/Add-On Technology of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
    (TCEQ-10430d)
    PDF
    Excel
    Refueling Infrastructure
    (TCEQ-10430e)
    PDF
    Excel
    On-Site Electrification and Idle Reduction Infrastructure
    (TCEQ-10430f)
    PDF
    Excel
    On-Vehicle Electrification and Idle Reduction Infrastructure
    (TCEQ-10430g)
    PDF
    Excel
    Supplement Form 1: Stationary Equipment PDF
    Excel
    Supplement Form 2: Non-Road Heavy-Duty Equipment Used for Gas Recovery Purposes PDF
    Excel
    W-9 Form - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification PDF Exit the TCEQ N/A

    The TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of these documents, please contact the TERP program at 800-919-TERP (8377).

    Calculators (in Excel)

    Retrofit Calculators (in Excel; only for on-road or non-road retrofit activities using a percentage reduction factor)

    Technical Supplements

    *Please submit 2 copies of your application package. Both copies of the "Signature Page" should have original signatures and not be photocopied.

    *If using Adobe Acrobat (PDF files), print the entire application and complete it. Forms may be typed or printed and signed in blue ink. Illegible or incomplete applications will be returned.

    *If using Excel, you may fill out the application electronically and print when complete. Please note: each application page is on individual Excel worksheets in a workbook. You can access each worksheet by using the tabs located at the bottom of each page.

    Printing: When printing from Excel: (1) Click on “File.” (2) Click on “Print.” (3) Under “Print What,” select “Entire Workbook.”

    After a TERP grant has been awarded, these forms and documents will assist you in administering your grant.

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    Dual-Fuel Conversions

    Retrofit activities to convert a heavy-duty on-road or non-road engine to operate under a dual-fuel configuration that uses natural gas and diesel fuel may be considered using a different minimum standard for the reduction in NOX than is required for other types of projects. The minimum standards will be established in each Request for Grant Applications.

    In addition, in order to determine a NOX emissions percentage reduction factor to use in the application for a dual-fuel retrofit project, manufacturers may submit emissions test data to the TCEQ to evaluate the emissions reductions that will be accepted through the use of a particular system. The following notice and procedures documents provide information for manufacturers to complete this process.


    The dual-fuel conversion systems that have been evaluated by the TCEQ and assigned a NOX emissions percentage reduction factor are listed below. Copies of the letters sent to the manufacturers assigning a percentage reduction factor for each system evaluated may be obtained from the links listed below.

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